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Focus on creation+consumption vs consumption only 0

Focus on creation+consumption vs consumption only

When I see stats and infographics like this, I wonder why schools would want to buy a consumption only device versus a creation machine, which also lets you consume content.  Certainly cost is an...

Thoughts on Learning to Learn 0

Thoughts on Learning to Learn

Dean Shareski, at his Ideas and Thoughts blog, posted a very compelling video of Shelly Wright and her thoughts on changing her method from teaching her students to facilitating them in her classroom. For...

Keeping secrets in your Dropbox 0

Keeping secrets in your Dropbox

Recently a teacher asked how on Earth I kept track of all the passwords and logins I use.  My answer: LockNote + Dropbox. LockNote (Windows only) is a free and awesome standalone notepad application...

Intel Oasis – Could this be the next step of interactive learning? 0

Intel Oasis – Could this be the next step of interactive learning?

Intel Lab’s Oasis (Object-Aware Situated Interactive System) project  looks like an interesting foray into interactive desktop simulations that might give us a glimpse into another way that students might engage with real world objects...

TargetMap – Geographic + Data Visualization 0

TargetMap – Geographic + Data Visualization

Target map looks like an interesting way to overlay demographic or other datasets over a map.   Once you launch a map, it goes full screen and would allow for navigation using the controls of...

eDays instead of snow days? It’s easy. 0

eDays instead of snow days? It’s easy.

NPR has a story about the Mississinawa Valley School District in Ohio using eDays (electronic days for virtual attendance in school) part of the standard operating procedure for when school is ‘canceled’ due to...

“Bullying” Has Little Resonance with Teenagers 0

“Bullying” Has Little Resonance with Teenagers

Make sure to read the excellent post and comments from danah boyd’s blog: Combating bullying is not going to be easy, but it’s definitely not going to happen if we don’t dive deep in...

2020 Vision: Experts Forecast What the Digital Revolution Will Bring Next 0

2020 Vision: Experts Forecast What the Digital Revolution Will Bring Next

This post will pull some key thoughts from an article by the same name at THE Learning. Prompted by a post via Wil Richardson – From Mary McCaffrey, CEO of TH(i)NQ Ed Q: What...